“I’m Taking It”–Seriously?

The big flap in the media this week—surprise—was in response to a comment made by the President. This time, it was his declaration—apparently a surprise to many of his closest aids—that he is taking hydroxychloroquine as “another layer of protection” against the coronavirus. This, despite the fact that there’s no scientific evidence that the drug … Continue reading “I’m Taking It”–Seriously?

Shaping the Future

This week has seen ongoing horror in the continuing spread of the coronavirus. Devastating outbreaks in nursing homes, meat packing plants and prisons haunt the airways. New models show dramatically higher estimates in expected deaths, up to 135,000 lives in the US alone—twice what was predicted just two weeks ago.  Tensions have risen as protesters … Continue reading Shaping the Future

Empathizer-in-Chief Is Still MIA

One of the most deeply frustrating—and inexplicable—aspects of the Covid-19 crisis has been the utter lack of empathy expressed by Donald Trump towards those stricken by the coronavirus. This week, we have passed the total number of US combat fatalities in the Vietnam War. It took two decades to accumulate those statistics; yet the coronavirus … Continue reading Empathizer-in-Chief Is Still MIA